Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programs

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programs

The AACSB-accredited MBA Program at Providence College offers four programs of study: Part-Time, Full-Time, 4 + 1,  and Accounting Cohort. Accounting Cohort students follow a specific curriculum, while students in the 4 + 1, full-time, or part-time MBA programs all take the same core courses. Because students are all taking the same courses, these three programs provide the option to slow down or accelerate the time to degree completion. Students can easily move from part-time to full-time, or the other direction, allowing for maximum flexibility in meeting individual needs. (Students in the Accounting Cohort Program cannot switch programs.)

Program Objectives

  • Combine business theories and practice to solve complex business problems
  • Obtain hands-on experience through student engagement activities on a variety of areas of business within the sports industry.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in a real-world consulting project.
  • Attain the content and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance.
  • Develop your professional tool kit to unlock your career potential

Fast Facts

  • 12 graduate courses: ten core courses, and two-to-three elective courses
  • Pre-enrollment requirements
  • Four Options
    • 4+1
    • Accounting Cohort
    • Part-Time
    • Full Time
  • Flexible Deadlines
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Admission Information

Step One: Application

Complete and submit the online application and pay the application fee. The non-refundable fee must be paid after you have submitted your application. In preparation of submitting the application form for admission, please have your resume ready for upload, and complete your personal essay. The application form will also ask for two recommenders.

It is encouraged to submit the online application first and foremost and, then, submit other items, such as transcripts and scores. In so doing, students will be able to track their application status online and the MBA Program Office can contact the student with upcoming deadline information.

Personal Statement: Your essay should address the following areas in 500 words or fewer:

  • Your reason for pursuing graduate study at Providence College.
  • Your academic background and work experience that qualifies you for the admittance to the MBA program and how this applies to your future plans or career goals.
  • Other information that may be of special interest or extenuating circumstances that you would like the program to know about your candidacy.

Two Recommendations: As part of the online application, you must submit the names and contact information of two recommenders who can speak to your ability to be successful in the MBA Program. The recommenders will be sent an email directly from the online application system once you click “send to recommender.” No more than two recommendations is preferred.

Step Two: Send Supporting Materials

Official Transcripts (Domestic): The MBA Program requires transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary educational institutions. This includes both complete and incomplete degrees/studies in the U.S. and non-U.S. institutions. All transcripts must be sent directly from the academic institution, not the applicant.

Please have all official transcripts are sent electronically to: (preferred), or via mail to: Graduate Admissions, Providence College, Office of Admission, 1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02918.

GMAT or GRE Score Reports: MBA applicants are required to take the GMAT or GRE exam. Under certain circumstances testing requirements may be waived.

Step Three: For International Applicants Only

Submit the following:

Step Four: Check Application Status

MBA applicants are responsible for monitoring their application. Applicants can monitor their application status online. The MBA Program will email applicants once all application materials have been sent to the MBA Program and the application is complete. To protect the privacy of our applicants, we do not release the application status or decision via non-official email, phone, or fax. In addition, we do not discuss an applicant’s status with anyone except the applicant.


Career and Advising

Career Coaching:

Susan Riley, the Providence College School of Business career coach, is a dedicated graduate business students.  Susan partners with PCSB graduate students in exploring career opportunities, setting career goals, and establishing plans to reach them. Susan has worked in higher education for more than a decade. As a professor, she taught courses on entrepreneurship and innovation, management, and international business, as well as co-directed the one-year MBA program at the University of Rhode Island.  Susan now enjoys helping PCSB graduate students find their passion and assist in their career planning and professional development.

To contact Susan, make an appointment in Handshake or email her at

Individual Career Planning at Chirico Career Center:

  • Career coaching appointments with a dedicated PCSB Graduate Programs career coach (Susan Riley)
  • Drop-in hours with a career coach for quick questions on resumes, interview prep, salary negotiations, and more
  • Personalized, career planning tools, such as the Individualized Professional Development Plan (IPDP)

Online Career Planning Resources:

  • Handshake – a portal that connects PC students with jobs and internships across the country.
  • Vmock – an online, AI, subscriber-only tool to improve resumes.
  • Big Interview – leading system for learning and practicing interview skills, with hands-on practice tailored to specific industries, jobs, and experience levels.
  • FriarLink – an exclusive, Providence College-only, online community for networking with the loyal Friar Family and joining career affinity groups.

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Additional Information & Resources

Diana Gingles

Director of Graduate Admission
Harkins Hall 109

Daniela Volkovinsky

Assistant Director of Graduate Admission, Marketing and Recruitment
Harkins Hall 109

PCSB Graduate Programs

Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Evening appointments available.
Ryan Center for Business Studies Room 135